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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:55 AM

One of many reasons I reject Christianity...

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/watch-baptist-preacher-dismantles-meagachurch-leaders-boast-were-winning-during-coronavirus-crisis/

The preacher that got pissed off is upset because he believes the foundation of Christianity and God's purpose is for people to hold onto their faith even through their suffering. To me, this is sick. This is like staying in a marriage where you are abused, neglected, tormented, just because you're supposed to, just to prove you're worthy of existence. Screw that and screw any God who can't do better than that. Where is the comfort in such a religion? Such concepts provide a model for sick relationships. I reject this crap. GET THEE BEHIND ME!

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Reply One of many reasons I reject Christianity... (Original post)
Trueblue Texan Mar 2020 OP
PJMcK Mar 2020 #1
Delphinus Apr 2020 #10
PJMcK Apr 2020 #11
TrishaJ Mar 2020 #2
rockfordfile Mar 2020 #3
colsohlibgal Mar 2020 #4
Trueblue Texan Apr 2020 #7
Miguelito Loveless Mar 2020 #5
catsudon Apr 2020 #13
stopbush Mar 2020 #6
uponit7771 Apr 2020 #8
Trueblue Texan Apr 2020 #16
uponit7771 Apr 2020 #17
Hortensis Apr 2020 #9
USALiberal Apr 2020 #14
Drahthaardogs Apr 2020 #12
USALiberal Apr 2020 #15

Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:04 AM

1. Yeah, me, too

They tell us Jesus loves the little children. Then why do children the world over go hungry and suffer from illnesses? That's a loving god?

They tell us god is benevolent. Then why has this god tried to destroy its creation over and over? Why would a benevolent god allow wars and natural disasters to befall this god's people?

They tell us god is all-knowing. Then why didn't god know that its creation of humans was flawed?

Try reading the Bible and find consistency. It's such a hodgepodge of confusion! My favorite example is right at the beginning in Genesis. Chapter 1 tells the familiar creation story. Then Chapter 2 tells a completely different creation story! So which is correct? Both cannot be right.

It's all such utter bullshit.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:04 AM

10. These are the kinds

of questions I was asking while a sophomore in a religious high school. I was looked upon derisively (and did not last).

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:06 AM

11. Have your knuckles healed yet?

(wink)

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:16 AM

2. This preacher's "god" is a

reflection of himself, which is usually the case.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:18 AM

3. The virus problem can only be solved with science

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. Fellowship Is Nice But Facts Matter

Lots of people, including our VP right now, believe there was nothing 6001 years ago. That all of the sudden there were people and Dinosaurs etc. That of course is provably false scientifically with things like carbon dating.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 07:56 AM

7. But fellowship with those who are more devoted to ...

...their ignorance than seeking the truth isn't nice, it's exasperating. Right? Main reason I left Christianity in the first place. But hey! Seeking the truth did INDEED set me free, just as the Bible said it would! The irony!

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:58 AM

5. I reject Christianity (and all other religions with supernatural dogma)

Because I have to keep explaining Christian rules to Christians.

Half of them attribute Shakespearean quotes to the Bible.

Also, their "god" is a psychopath.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:48 AM

13. believeit or not, same with some

devoted folk religions in Taiwan.

we respect all worship here, and pretty much the ban on gathering is affecting many temple festivals who like to have a large parade. the largest one attracts upwards of 100,000 peoples over as many as 12 days

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazu#Pilgrimage


they were going to go ahead with the festival a few weeks ago, the government cdc asked them not to. and they listened.

I'm sure some of the local japanese temple festivals are similar.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:08 AM

6. The most-obvious reason to reject Christianity is the fact that there is nothing

in the “life story” of Jesus as presented in the NT that is any different from similar stories told about other godmen from the same time. There is nothing about the story of Jesus that requires him to have existed as a corporeal human being, any more than the stories of Zeus or Odin need a human foundation for their life stories. The mythical basis for all of these godman is basically the same in broad terms. The only difference lies in which specifics are accessed from the menu of “looks like a god man” characteristics and applied to a specific godman or god.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:00 AM

8. Or the guy in the OP is just an asshole?!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:53 AM

16. Now... Is that Christian?

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:57 AM

17. +1, It would be non Christian like to allow him to push baseless faith on other people.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:04 AM

9. This belongs in the Religion and Spirituality section, where DUers

who are Christian don't have to see it if they don't want to.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:13 AM

12. I am not sure I would call a SB Prosperity Gospel Church

Christian, in the same way growing up in New Mexico I wouldnt call Cincinnatti Chili - Chile.

Oh, it has chili powder, but that's about it.

Personally, I believe Christianity ends where Calvanism begins. At that point, the stretch is just too far from Orthodox teaching. Double-double predestination is the deal breaker for me.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:59 AM

15. God is an imaginary friend for grownups. nt

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